Gas Compressor Station Creates Controversy

Posted at 9:59 PM, Dec 22, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-22 22:59:48-05
A proposed natural gas compressor station in Cane Ridge has prompted residents to speak out after they said they've had little input on the plan which would drastically alter the character of their neighborhood.
"I've got one of the best view here," Gwin Orr said looking out from her front porch at a small creek and greenway.
That view from her front yard though could soon change after nearly 70 acres of land behind her house was sold to Houston based company, Columbia Pipeline Group.
"It's gonna change the quiet neighborhood we're used to being in," she said.
Gwin said that because the company planned to use part of the land to build a natural gas compressor station adjacent to land already being used for a natural gas pipeline.
"Nobody was contacted, nothing was said to us, we weren't given the opportunity to ask questions," Gwin added.
Her biggest concern, the environment , which then, was by all accounts peaceful.
"Like anything else you feel better when you're told something and have a chance to ask questions you feel better about it," she said. 
NewsChannel 5 contact Columbia Pipeline Group for comment they responded with this statement:
"Columbia Pipeline Group recently purchased property in Southeast Nashville, adjacent to an existing natural gas pipeline right-of-way that the company has safely owned and operated for over 50 years. CPG plans to construct a natural gas compressor station on approximately six to 10 acres in the center of the property, and will preserve remaining land as an undeveloped natural buffer. 
"Before moving forward with construction, the proposed project will undergo extensive review by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). CPG officials have already been in contact with local, state and federal officials representing Davidson County to communicate its plans and gain input into the project. CPG will also conduct extensive outreach to project neighbors in early 2016, and host a community open house in March, to provide information and preview the project."